LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Work continues to build a direct connection from I-75 to the Southwest Florida International Airport. The job adds new lanes parallel to I-75 from south of the Alico Road interchange to Daniels Parkway interchange. The contractor will construct a bridge over I-75 and Treeline Avenue/Ben Hill Griffin Parkway connecting the interstate to the airport.
During the overnight hours of 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 2, crews will move a crane from the I-75 median to the east side of the interstate, weather permitting. This move requires temporary lane closures on northbound I-75. Law enforcement to will slow northbound I-75 traffic as needed for crews to complete the move. Motorists should expect slow moving traffic intermittently during this operation.
The contractor continues to work in the median building the bridge over I-75. Motorists are advised to use caution in the work zone during daytime and nighttime hours. Construction vehicles and equipment are entering/exiting I-75 and crews are working near the interstate.
Work continues to place fill and build new lanes and roadways. Crews are working near I-75 assembling retaining wall and installing sod. Motorists should be aware of construction vehicles on Three Oaks Parkway, Alico Road, Corkscrew Road, and Ben Hill Griffin Parkway/Treeline Avenue near the airport entrance.